Whether it is Purbachal Expressway or Kashi Highway-Railway or Air Travel from Prayagraj- BJP has made the journey easier for everyone in the past, but will the political journey in the past be easier for BJP too?
Harsh Vardhan Tripathi
UP Assembly Election: Voting for the first and second round of Uttar Pradesh elections is starting from Western Uttar Pradesh. All eyes are on the first and second rounds of voting, which is expected to create an atmosphere in the entire state. With a large number of Muslim voters in the Assembly seats in the first and second rounds of voting and the arrival of Jayant Chowdhury with Akhilesh Yadav, the question is how much trouble the Bharatiya Janata Party will face. This is why Amit Shah himself has taken the helm of western Uttar Pradesh.
After the virtual rally from January 31, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to hold his first meeting in Bijnor on February 7. The Bharatiya Janata Party has used full force in western Uttar Pradesh. Despite all this, the Bharatiya Janata Party in western Uttar Pradesh has distributed tickets very subtly. Where bad reports have been received, MLAs’ tickets have been cut without hesitation, but the Bharatiya Janata Party in the East does not seem to be able to do so. The Bharatiya Janata Party has not been able to cut the tickets of those MLAs against whom there is anger in the minds of the people and especially among the BJP workers.
And, Prayagraj has seats like the northern assembly, where candidates have not been announced in time. Despite the atmosphere in Jaunpur against the winning candidates from other parties, their tickets could not be cut. Omprakash Rajbhar is also influential in many assembly constituencies in Jaunpur, Mau, Azamgarh and Gazipur. In such a scenario, the Bharatiya Janata Party is facing a more difficult path in the East than in the West. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has done little in ticket distribution.
Leaders who have become MLAs from BJP from other parties have kept BJP workers apart for five years and this has caused resentment among the workers, but after the atmosphere was created after Swami Prasad Maurya left the party, the BJP had earlier cut the ticket of fewer MLAs. . Now the Bharatiya Janata Party is looking at the name of Modi-Yogi to cut the solidarity of the Muslim vote with Omprakash Rajvar.
The move against Mukhtar Ansari has rallied Hindu voters, so it is also true that Muslim voters in Mau, Gazipur and Azamgarh have blindly sided with the Samajwadi Party and Omprakash Rajvar’s alliance to defeat the BJP. Now the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying its best to ensure that if the election is all about Modi-Yogi, then the alliance of 2017 should come with it. In western Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has not suffered much from the caste incident. The Jats’ anger over Ajit Singh’s opposition was already there.
Now due to the anti-agriculture law movement, Jat politics seems to be against BJP, but like Amit Shah and Jat leaders. The provocative statements of the Samajwadi Party candidates have also worked for the Bharatiya Janata Party, but at present there is little benefit for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the East.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party has confidence in the East, the party’s biggest strength is only Narendra Modi. Whether the Narendra Modi MP from Kashi will cover the BJP’s weaknesses and how much Yogi Adityanath’s rivalry from Gorakhpur city will add to the Modi brand now depends on the BJP’s full hopes. Competing in the election of Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur is a natural choice, but there is a reason behind contesting the election of Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur city. Deoria and Basti districts may be easier.
After a long time, Purbachal got the Chief Minister, which could be beneficial for the Bharatiya Janata Party. The advantage for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the East is that the elections here are in their final stages and until then the winds in the West and Awadh will affect the East. Even after all this, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s seats in the eastern region are dwindling, while in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, the partnership in development planning has intensified since 2014 when Narendra Modi came to power. And even after the formation of the BJP government in the northern state in 2017, the East has stood against the West in every measure of development.
Whether it is Purbachal Expressway or Prayagraj to Kashi Highway-Rail or Air Travel – BJP has made the journey easier for everyone in the past, but will the political journey in the past be easier for BJP too? Even the BJP leaders are not able to answer this. Everyone is saying that if the westerly winds blow well, the cultivation in the east will also be good.
(The author is a Hindi blogger and political scientist)